Any Georgia resident may apply for a license in any county in Georgia. However, if neither applicant is a resident of Georgia, you may only obtain your license in the county where the ceremony is performed. The license does not have an expiration date.
Both parties must be present in order to obtain a marriage license. Pre-marital blood test results are no longer required in the State of Georgia.
Identification: You must have proof of age by presenting one of the following:
- Valid driver’s license
- Original or certified copy of birth certificate
- Valid passport
- Valid military ID
The marriage license fee is $56.00 (cash/credit/debit) or $16 (cash/credit/debit) only if you provide to the court a Certificate of Completion for a Qualified Premarital Education Program with at least six hours of instruction involving marital issues. The premarital education must be completed within 12 months prior to the application for a marriage license and the couple must undergo the education together. Please call 770-528-1931 for more information concerning the Certificate of Completion.
A $2.00 or 3.5% service fee , whichever is higher, will be assessed on all credit card transactions. This service fee goes directly to nCourt; Probate Court’s payment processing vendor.
All fees are non-refundable. If you have any further questions, please call 770-528-1931.
If either party has been divorced within the past 90 days, please be prepared to present a copy of the final divorce decree.
After the license has been recorded and placed in the permanent files, you may obtain a certified copy.
Applicants under 18 Years of Age
As of July 1, 2019: You must be at least 17 years of age to obtain a marriage license in Georgia. If you are 17 years of age when applying for a marriage license, you must show that you have been emancipated for not less than 15 days, and present a certificate of completion of separate specialized premarital counseling for each applicant, even if one applicant is over 18.